in a million years would I have predicted that the top
winner would be a list of textbooks! What happened,
I think, is that 1,344 people in the whole world searched
the web for information about Sanskrit textbooks during
that period of time. Only a few pages popped up, and
ours was one of them, so those readers came to our site.
They probably never saw Realization.org before and never
will again. It's a good example of the seamlessness
of the web, of what its designers expected it to be
back when it was a dream.
let's analyze the rest of the winners.
got five pages with titles that sound intimate and personal
(2, 3, 4, 8, and 9), including four that have the words
"I" or "me" in them. One of those
titles includes "sexuality," another has "depression."
titles mention "meditation" or its Japanese
synonym, "Zen". Three pages are technically
or scientifically oriented (2, 11, and 12). Two pages
about neurotech (2 and 12). Two about Ramana (5, 6,
and 9). Two about Kundalini (3 and 10).
one classic on the list, Self-Enquiry
by Ramana Maharshi. Actually, only the contents page
of that book is listed. Of the 1,040 people who downloaded
the table of contents, how many continued on to the
first page of text? (Hang on, I'm checking.) 457. Not
too shabby. And 263 got to page two.
what's the bottom line? We now know what our readers
like to read. And we plan to give them more. Starting
with what seems to be the perfect title:
I Had Great Sex by Meditating with Neurofeedback and
Forgot to get Ramana and Kundalini in there. I guess
it needs a little more work.